artificial intelligence, technology, tech trends, event tech trends, Silicon Valley, HBO, chatbots

Money-Saving Event Tech Ideas from HBO’s Silicon Valley

With content management systems such as WordPress, planners can save a ton of money creating their own event websites.
Instagram, Snapchat, Instagram-worthy events, social media, photo sharing

How to Create an Instagram-worthy Event

Creating T-shirts, posters or wall spaces for attendees to fill-in-the-blanks with their personal opinions is a surefire way to encourage some thought-provoking Instagram posts.
Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises Unveils Innovative Experiences At Sea

Getting out to truly experience the magnificent destinations around the world is one of the many ways Princess can introduce groups to the world’s most memorable destinations.
Uber, meetings

Life Without Uber and Lyft: One City’s Story

Last year, the City of Austin started requiring ride-hailing companies, both ride-share companies and taxis, to fingerprint its drivers, and both Uber and Lyft pulled out in protest.
virtual events, meetings technology, technology, video conferencing, virtual meetings

6 Things to Do Before Launching Virtual Events

Virtual events can quickly get boring for attendees, so keep them engaged by using images and video clips or asking questions throughout your presentation.
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5 GIFs That Every Meeting & Incentive Planner Can Relate To

The night before a major meeting or event is almost always likely to come with it’s own set of snafus.
artificial intelligence, AI, technology, meeting technology, robot concierge, meeting scheduler apps,

Will AI Soon Be Your Planning Sidekick?

Companies are putting a much greater emphasis on finding employees who fit their company’s culture instead of necessarily hiring the most qualified person for the job.
Public Wi-Fi, technology, technology abroad, Wi-Fi, cybersecurity, cyber threats

How to Protect Yourself from Public Wi-Fi Threats Abroad

One of the easiest ways to get hacked is by connecting to a hot spot that looks correct—i.e., has the airport or café name in it.
personal branding, meeting tips, branding, brand marketing, social media

5 Tips to Find Personal Branding Success

While interacting will help get attention for your personal brand, so will creating communities related to your professional industry.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Chatbot, robot concierge, technology

Say “Hello” to Rose, The Cosmopolitan’s Chatbot

Meeting planners can now befriend Rose who takes robotic customer service to another level, with sassy commentary and 24/7 accessibility for guests via text message.
RoomCast Powered by Comcast, RoomCast, Aloft New Orleans Downtown, New Orleans, Louisiana, technology, streaming

Aloft New Orleans Launches RoomCast for Easy Content Streaming

ttendees will enter their room and be able to join their personal, secure network, which will then prompt them with a Cast Button.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Lawn On D, Boston, Massachusetts, Hynes Convention Center

Giant Jenga, LED Swings Energize Boston Meetings

Attendees can interact with the BCEC's main attraction, Swing Time, a set of swings with solar-powered LED lights that change color when swung at varying speeds and heights.

A Technology Renaissance Inches Kansas City Closer to Smart City

The new 2-mile KC Streetcar is zipping away across the downtown core, ushering groups and locals into a new era of smart city technology in the process.
Hotels of the Future, Hotels.com, Institute for Global Futures, hotel technologies, future technologies, meeting technologies

5 Technology Predictions that May Morph the Hotel Scene by 2060

Several hotels offer attendees the option to borrow fitness shoes and attire, but what about building them?
virtual reality, hospitality industry, marketing, technology, mobile technology, event marketing, digital marketing

3 Marketing & Technology Trends for 2017

Guests can now test out VR content using Vive Zone, which offers gaming, entertainment and interactions.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Meetings & Events 2017 Forecast, meeting forecast, meeting trends, meeting predictions, Brazil, virtual attendance

5 Key Findings from CWT’s 2017 Meetings & Events Forecast

As virtual attendance at meetings popularizes, virtual-event technology will become more advanced.

meetL.A. Launches Virtual Travel Experience for Meeting Planners

Planners considering Los Angeles can now experience 360-degree views of more than 50 venues and locations via meetL.A.'s new virtual travel platform.
ibtm world, meetings

ibtm world to Honor Top Tech Innovators

Submissions for the ibtm world Technology and Innovation Watch Award are judged on innovation, completeness of concept and the value of the product to the meetings industry.
ALICE, ALICE Staff, Hotel Zephyr, San Francisco, digital platform, hotel service

Hotel Zephyr Uses ALICE Platform to Improve Service

ALICE essentially handles back-of-house communication in one platform, making the property’s guest services more efficient
Skype for Business, Skype, Skype Meeting Broadcast, Skype Translator, translator, foreign languages, virtual events, virtual meetings

Skype for Business to Broadcast in 40 Languages

Piggybacking its launch of Skype Translator last year, Microsoft will start to roll out its live captioning feature for meeting broadcasts in 40 languages.
Aloft Hotels, voice-activated hotel rooms, Hey Siri, tablets, voice activation, hotel room controls

Aloft Launches First-Ever Voice-Activated Hotel Room

Aloft Hotels' voice-activated hotel rooms will feature a personalized welcome screen that prompts attendees to use their own voice to make decisions for everything from the room’s temperature to preset lighting options.
Foodspotting, travel apps, meeting apps, international meeting planner, planner apps

5 Must-Have Apps for the International Meeting Planner

These five must-have apps can make the international meeting planner's job that much easier.
fight human trafficking

New App Uses Hotel Snaps to Fight Human Trafficking

Meeting attendees can fight human trafficking by uploading hotel room photos to a new app called TraffickCam which helps investigators gather information.
Big Data, geolocation, data meetings

4 Ways Big Data Can Drive Your Events

Meeting planners can give attendees access to specific information, prizes and downloadable materials to help draw them into a specific trade-show booth or presentation located just a few feet away.
meeting app, event

4 Tips for Boosting App Adoption

Educate not just attendees, but also speakers, exhibitors and sponsors who have a lot to gain from using the app.

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